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Interesting game maps?

Post by 5MinuteRetro » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:26 pm

Pavero's recent thread about his/her excellent maps got me thinking about Spectrum game maps generally.

Some of them seemed to have little to no real logic while others were crafted to create a specific layout -- the shape of the Alien 8 map, for example, represents the spaceship (I believe). Jet Set Willy is another obvious one, representing Willy's mansion and grounds.

So, what other maps are worth looking at purely for their interesting layout?
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Post by 5MinuteRetro » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:34 pm

Not sure if it's the done thing to be the first to reply to one's own post but... I've just remembered one of my favourite maps (and favourite games): Sir Fred. I think the map is every bit as beautiful to look at zoomed out, as the game itself is when playing.


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Post by Manu128k » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:37 pm

Cauldron 2 map represents the witch palace and, coincidentally, also the company logo from Palace Software
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Post by Ersh » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:40 pm

Cauldron II's map is my favourite, it's absolutely huge and each room is unique, the castle is clearly resembling the Palace logo as well. https://maps.speccy.cz/maps/Cauldron2.png

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Post by ZXDunny » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:01 pm

Sabre Wulf. It's just beautiful.

Also Knight Lore. Love it or hate it (I hate it) the map is lovely.
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Post by druellan » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:05 pm

I love how Gyroscope maps look when you composite the screens. Last level is my favorite.

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Post by 5MinuteRetro » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:25 pm

Ersh wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:40 pm
Cauldron II's map is my favourite, it's absolutely huge and each room is unique, the castle is clearly resembling the Palace logo as well. https://maps.speccy.cz/maps/Cauldron2.png

Edit: got sniped. :lol:
That’s a corker!
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Post by 5MinuteRetro » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:27 pm

DD2 is pure eye candy, but the Sabs both have really interesting maps.
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Post by 5MinuteRetro » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:28 pm

ZXDunny wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Sabre Wulf. It's just beautiful.

Also Knight Lore. Love it or hate it (I hate it) the map is lovely.
I have the Crash KL map as a poster on my office wall. :)
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